MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Once again, Leucan has discovered just how generous Quebecers can be. The Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, presented by Jean Coutu, exceeded the objectives set out for this year with a total of $4.7 million raised for the cause. Over 9,000 participants put a price on their heads for this 12th edition of the Challenge to show their solidarity with cancer-stricken children and their families.
The spokesperson of Leucan's signature fundraising event, stand-up comedian Dominic Paquet, was rendered speechless by the dedication of participants: "I am sincerely impressed with the generosity and solidarity of all participants and donors of the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge. The Challenge brings together children and grandparents, men and women, and illustrates just how great a difference we can make together for the 3,600 families with cancer-stricken children counting on Leucan's support. My heart-felt thanks to all!"
Leucan would like to thank its presenting partner, Jean Coutu, provincial sponsor, Fédération des producteurs d'œufs de consommation du Québec, provincial spokesperson, Dominic Paquet, regional partners, as well as all the participants, sponsors, contributors, volunteers, and Honorary Presidents.
Do you want to take on the Challenge? This activity can be held all year long. Take part in this great wave of solidarity and rise to the Challenge in your company, educational institution or organization. For more information, please visit shavedheadchallenge.com.
Leucan: A family history since 1978. In addition to its support to clinical research, the Association provides specific and tailored services to more than 3,300 families of cancer-stricken children: welcome, emotional assistance and support, financial assistance, massage therapy, hosting and support in playrooms, socio-recreational activities, school life services, end-of-life and bereavement follow-up, the Leucan Information Centre. Apart from its head office in Montreal, Leucan has eight regional offices.
For further information:
514-731-3696, ext 514 or 514-718-5988 (mobile)